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City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

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To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To its detractors, it is "The Big Nowhere." No one has better captured L.A.'s bizarre role as both utopia and dystopia than Davis, the author of this mordantly elegant and wide-ranging work of social criticism and prophecy which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Review:

"This pugnacious book reclaims what, until now, has been an invisible city, obscured by its screen....Davis may not break new ground, but his dogged evidence certainly shatters illusions." Peter Jukes, New Statesman & Society

Review:

"A visionary rant about a secret meeting of Los Angeles...absolutely fascinating. It's more cyberpunk than any work of fiction could ever be." William Gibson

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"[Davis's] strength as a writer...is his capacity to evoke Los Angeles as a real place with a rich concrete history and a vivid, recognizable everyday life, and a system of public transit to the urban sublime." Marshall Berman, The Nation

Review:

"[Davis's] analysis of recent Los Angeles history is often chilling and — sad to say — more true than false....[An] important and necessary work. Recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Few books shed as much light on their subjects as this opionated and original excavation of Los Angeles from the mythical debris of its past and future." The San Francisco Examiner

Review:

"An extraordinary book — tumultuous and brilliant." Jonathan Kozol

Synopsis:

The hidden story of L.A. Mike davis shows us where the city's money comes from and who controls it, while also exposing the brutal ongoing struggle between L.A.'s haves and have-nots.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679738060
Subtitle:
Excavating the Future in Los Angeles
Author:
Davis, Mike
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Los Angeles (Calif.) Social conditions.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
March 1992
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.35x4.95x.99 in. .98 lbs.

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Product details 480 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679738060 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This pugnacious book reclaims what, until now, has been an invisible city, obscured by its screen....Davis may not break new ground, but his dogged evidence certainly shatters illusions."
"Review" by , "A visionary rant about a secret meeting of Los Angeles...absolutely fascinating. It's more cyberpunk than any work of fiction could ever be."
"Review" by , "[Davis's] strength as a writer...is his capacity to evoke Los Angeles as a real place with a rich concrete history and a vivid, recognizable everyday life, and a system of public transit to the urban sublime."
"Review" by , "[Davis's] analysis of recent Los Angeles history is often chilling and — sad to say — more true than false....[An] important and necessary work. Recommended."
"Review" by , "Few books shed as much light on their subjects as this opionated and original excavation of Los Angeles from the mythical debris of its past and future."
"Review" by , "An extraordinary book — tumultuous and brilliant."
"Synopsis" by , The hidden story of L.A. Mike davis shows us where the city's money comes from and who controls it, while also exposing the brutal ongoing struggle between L.A.'s haves and have-nots.
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